Managed File Transfer 101
The good news is Managed File Transfer (MFT) is here to stay. The bad news is you’re wondering what the heck MFT is. Welcome to MFT 101, your intro to all that is Managed File Transfer.
Simply put, MFT is a solution for sending files of any size automatically and securely. Using software and secure communications protocols, MFT provides monitoring and tracking capabilities, and unties the binds that FTP has placed upon your IT staff. With MFT, your IT department is freed from having to perform redundant, time-consuming file transfer management tasks.
MFT address the common problems faced by today’s business user who is trying to send or receive important files — incredibly large file sizes, solutions that require IT management and unreliable connections with business partners. Along with speeding transmission time, ensuring greater compliance and reducing business risk, MFT helps lower costs. You’ll spend less on transferring data, dedicated IT resources and training end users.
MFT has plenty of features not seen in other file transfer solutions. It offers unique reporting, tracking and monitoring features, the ability to filter content, workflow rules that ensure data integrity, and file transfer and management versioning capabilities that prevent duplication or data loss.
Now that you’ve had a brief intro to MFT, I encourage you to dive in a little deeper with our complimentary white paper, Streamline, Speed and Secure the Supply Chain with Managed File Transfer.